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Aug 10, 2009 8:30am EDT
. very happy to see all of you here. today's hearing will focus on insuring that america leads the clean energy transformation as we address the threat posed by climate change. i want to welcome our witnesses who will share their insights and expertise on this critical subject. we are facing two historic challenges in america today, a deep economic recession and the threat of unchecked global warming. during this hearing we'll examine the ways in which federal initiatives are already addressing both of these challenges. and about additional steps we can take to provide incentives for clean energy development to transform the american economy. this country can and should be a leader of the clean energy revolution. clean energy and climate legislation provides the certainty that companies need and the signal businesses are looking for to mobilize capital and harness the greatest source of power we have in this great country, american ingenuity. clean energy legislation is jobs legislation by creating powerful incentives for clean energy it will create millions of new jobs in america, it'll
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
in america" truly applied to judge sotomayor and i can say that with a special understanding. humble beginnings were the touch stones that enabled each of us to achieve beyond any parents' dream. i grew up in patterson, new jersey, hard scrabble mill town and our family lacked resources but left inheritance of valuabls with no valuables. my parents sought an opportunity in this country to be free and make a living. we were obligated, if we had the opportunity, to make sure we gave something back to the community in which we lived. judge sotomayor's family moved here if puerto rico and she grew up in a housing project where she saw upfront and close the struggles of people living in poor areas. like my father, judge sotomayor's dad died at a very young age and her mother, like mind, became a widow at a very young age. and she became a single mother, like mind. judge sotomayor's mother had to raise her and her brother in the face of available, social, and financial adversity. in fact, her mother worked two jobs to supports her children and despite the many difficulties, judge sotomayor
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
daughter had achieved. what a great story it is for america. and what a great story it is that president obama would give us a chance to consider judge sotomayor to serve as the first hispanic woman on the united states supreme court. for many who oppose judge sotomayor, her life achievements and her judicial record are just not good enough. after pouring over 3,000 court decisions and hundreds of her speeches, judge sotomayor's critics focus their opposition primarily, not exclusively, but primarily on one case, the rich ricci and one sentence from one speech. i hope someone was keeping track how many times those three words, wise latina woman, were quoted during the course of this hearing. senator after senator asked her what did you really, really, really mean with those three words? over and over and over again. we are senators who live in a world of decisions and votes everyday. and we understand when our decisions and votes are questioned and challenged often in a an unfair fashion. if we vote in a way that's controversial we ask that people be fair and judge us on our life's work,
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
estate market. had no government entity existed when private mortgage capital tried up and 2008, america's housing market would have come to a complete halt throwing out -- throwing our needs the commission into a deeper recession. we need only look at the current status of the if affairs in the commercial and mortgage market to see how different things might be today in the tradition -- if the traditional -- if the traditional regular mortgage market without fannie may and freddie mac. for those reasons realtors believe pure privatisation of the gse is unacceptable. rather, we support a secondary mortgage market model that includes some level of government participation, protect the taxpayers and ensures all creditworthy consumers have reasonable access to affordable mortgage capital. nar is currently conducting research to determine what model for the secondary mortgage market would best achieve these goals. we will share that information with you as soon as it is completed. for now, i would like to briefly outline a set of nine principles that nar's board of directors has adopted and
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2009 9:00am EDT
the prospect of a woman of puerto rican heritage serving on the supreme court says a lot about america. says a lot about america. >> judge sotomayor has achieved academic and professional success, and i alaud her -- applaud her public service. but in the end her record creates too many conflicts with fundamental principles about the judiciary in which i deeply believe. i do not have -- it did not have to be this way. president obama could have taken a very positive step for our country by choosing a his tannic -- hispanic nominee whom all senators could support. president obama could have done so, and i regret he did not. i commend the ranking member of the judiciary committee senators leahy and sessions for conducting a fair and thorough confirmation hearing. judge sotomayor herself said the hearing was as gracious and fair as she could have asked for. i evaluate judicial nominees by focusing on qualifications which include not only legal experience, but more importantly judicial philosophy. judge sotomayor's approach to judging is more important to me than her resumÉ. i ask consent to put
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of the national urban league. [applause] i would be remiss-- i am told that america's mayor, mayor daley is in the audience here. i can't see up here mr. mayor bud if you are here thanks for the passport to come into town. there you are, mr. mayor, thank you very, very much. [applause] i understand that my colleague and a fellow a administration official, who he said jackson is here, the minister of the epa to is one of the best editions that the cabinet has made and i think, as she will tell you, i didn't make the new jersey governor capri-- cappi because i was her biggest booster to come and run the whole show so i am glad you are here. she really knows what she is doing. [applause] and a guide that, if i could do my job one tenth as well as he did his and does hismanal i would go down in the history books, but i don't have the talent he has, magic johnson. magic, just touch me, will you? just touch me. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, for 99 years, 99 years the urban league has been at this and after 99 years you have shaped the lives of millions of americans as well as american histo
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 8:30am EDT
and that nobody in america over 55 or 65 has to make that terrible decision, you know, do i buy a meal or do i buy the prescription drugs i need? and you and i both need there are some specialized prescription drugs that cost a lot of money. i want to make sure catastrophic illness doesn't bankrupt families in america. in our district alone, the 11th congressional district where you and i live, last year, 1430 families filed for bankruptcy because of healthcare costs. and any family in america, young or old, could be one accident or one illness away from catastrophic healthcare costs. and so catastrophic costs so that no family is forced to be in that position, i think, is an impoant reform. portability of healthcare insurance is an important reform. preventing insurers from cherry-picking for previous existing condition. now, you and i are of a certain age but a lot of my staff, some of whom are in this room are in their 20s and what i say to them if you're lucky enough, everybody in america will have a previous existing condition. because as we get old, we develop conditions. and some of them ar
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the work that the young america's foundation does is for you guys on campus, but even more importantly for your liberal compatriots on campus. you know, these are the guys and girls who have been thoroughly indoctrinated by their leftist professors or their teachers in high school that by the time they get the college they are committed liberals but if they are not they have to go through that weeklong freshman indoctrination program, you know what i'm talking about were they all teach a sort of atrocious things. don't fall for it, okay? so that is why we are dean until doing here is so incredibly important. did you know that last year a rock obama was on 100 college campuses? over 100 college campuses. do you think that the left recognizes the importance of getting young people on their side? i think 100 campuses means they understand the importance of getting the left on their side. his plan to socialized medicine and pretty much every private sector of our economy, he knows in order for that plan to succeed he has to get buy-in from you guys. for it to succeed to the law and. he jus
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
technology issues facing congress and the obama administration. hosted by the lobbying group attack america in washington, this is just over an hour. >> [inaudible conversations] i just want to introduce phil bond as he puts on his microphone, president of tech america and he will have a few opening remarks to give a lay of the land of the various issues that have been watching and what we are looking for in the fall and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a good q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much, charlie. bear with me everybody for one minutes. i'm technologically challenged. welcome to everybody coming glad you could join us, we are tech america, the largest active state group on behalf of the industry with 200 member companies and through our regional affiliates across the country touch some 16,000 technology companies in on behalf of them i welcome you here. we have some of our key staff with us today to help us feel from your questions after i do a quick review, kind of a waterfront of some of
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of c-span's america and the courts saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >> this fall, and to the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible to the 9 justices, the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> discussion now on the obama administration's trade policy, the american enterprise institute in washington post this event, is about an hour and 45 minutes. >> good morning, i'm claude barfield, scholar at the american enterprise institute, i would like to welcome you all to what is our second annual what the hell is august, we're going to hold the conference anyway. somebody reminded me of this this morning, it was just a year ago, weeks after the collapse of the talks, we decided we should take a look at what happened and maybe not wait until september. is anybody -- are we just going to have a couple of us sitting around a table? will anybody be here? my faith in the trade mafia was sustained by the fact we have 150 people signed up which is just about what we had this morning. we have a very successful morning a ye
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 8:30am EDT
is hosted by the lobbying group techamerica. >> so to that end i just wanted to introduce phil bond as he puts on his moo cophone. -- microphone. he's president of techamerica, and he has a few opening remarks to say what we're looking forward to in the fall. and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a good, fruitful q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much. can you pick it up? bear with me, everybody, for one minute here. i'm tech technologically challed by a lapel mic. there we go. welcome, everybody, glad you could join us. we are the largest advocate si group on behalf of the technology industry with 1500-member countries and touch some 16,000 technology companies. and on behalf of all of them, i welcome you here. we have some of our key staff with us today to help us field some of your questions. after i do a quick review kind of the water front of some of the issues still in the policy lean ma on behalf -- arena on behalf of the tech sector. let me introduce those folks in advance so you'll know who
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, home to america's highest court. the first sunday in october on c-span. >> mexican officials predict that nation's economy will shrink between six and a half and 7.5% this year. a discussion here on economic recession in mexico. it's about an hour and 20 minutes. >> good morning. let me welcome you all here this morning. i'd know you are all here because of the air-conditioning. but thanks very much. people say you can't do anything in august because nobody is here, and i see anybody is here today. so i guess it suggests the continuing importance of mexico, despite the headlines that have been grabbed by other countries in the hemisphere recently. the importance of mexico to the u.s., to the u.s. audience. let me say just to start with, i think that the question, at least that i was thinking of, what i would like to learn today to the three panels, and i would ask them to change their presentations, but just to give you my -- is that we know how far down in mexico was to go. in other words, we may not know the exact number, but that it is a very, very serious drop in economic activit
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
program is at the heart of what i believe is the ftc's proper role. in america, we use markets to organize our economy. consumers derive vast economic benefits over the long term from these markets. consumer protection policy in turn can have profound effects, both for good and ill, on these markets. the ftc and other public authorities operate against a backdrop of important consumer protection institutions, most notably the market in private. in our economy, consumers can beat to offer the most appealing mix of price and quality. but when competition alone cannot punish or to tour the hud deter, such as adult life to your customers, and keep your contractual promises. notwithstanding the strengths of the common law, sometimes, as one court enforcement is not feasible, private law just does not work. when market forces are inefficient and the common private law is ineffective, a public agencies such as the federal trade commission can help preserve competition and protect consumers. does, the ftc has a crucial role as an umpire in our economy. but it is not and should not be a star player
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 9:00am EDT
grew out of a culture which had lied to itself for generations. so to get america on track, we have to start with basic honesty. when the polish people began rebelling against the communist dictatorship after pope john paul's visit, they used 2 plus 2 equals 4 as a slogan. a communist era joke in poland expressed this in a way that everyone could grasp. party boss, how much is 2 plus 2? polish worker, how much would you like it to be. the political meaning of the realist assumption of the catholic university of will you be lynn philosopher was later expressed in the famous solidarity poster, for poland to be poland, 2 plus 2 must always equal 4. human beings can only be free in the truth and the measure of truth is reality. now, i think this is very, very important and you'll see how it comes back in sacramento, in albany, in washington, d.c., again and again. we have a l politics and government of fundamental dishonesty, in which we refuse to face the facts because the facts are too frightening. in orwell's 1984, citizens are told, when the state says 2 plus 2 equals 5 it does and
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 12:00pm EDT
at c-span.org/healthcare. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court from the grand public places, to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> starting in about five minutes, a house hearing from june on regulating the insurance industry, specifically, in the financial sector. but first to get a background on possible legislation this fall we talked with a capitol hill reporter. >> we're joined by phil of "congressional quarterly." why is congress considering a plan to regulate the risks of the financial system. >> well, i think if anything has been clear over the last two years there's definite gaps in the system. congress is hoping at some point to be able to close those gaps. the main goal at this point is to have some type of systemic risk regulator that's kind of the buzzword at the moment where there would be one entity or a committee of regulators that could oversee the entire industry so as not to end up having an implosion like occurred. >> how do the lawmakers ideas compare with the regulatory o
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
for prisoners. dare i want to say to examples of real change. america works, which is a remarkable company in new york, and the prison model that has done such a great job of developing. i believe that prison reform and prison rehabilitation should be a concern for all americans. today 66 percent of all u.s. inmates are rearrested within three years of release. and 52 percent and a back in prison. there are some organizations leading the way in hell changing the way we rehabilitate prisoners and effectively integrate them into society. leading the way in welfare reform. founded and were a very bold breakthrough at that time in the '80's. several social workers went into private business and organized a for-profit company which would only get paid if hard-core unemployed actually change their behavior enough to go to work and they only get their bonus if they would work for a minimum of six consecutive months. they became an astonishingly successful would probably lead a considerable number of social work groups to hate them because they offered the opportunity, including indianapolis. beca
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2009 9:00am EDT
for the americas, so we spend a great deal of our work supporting developing countries in latin america and the caribbean. in my presentation, i'm going it cover the his tore cool context -- historical context of the pandemics. i spend most of my time talking about the response an finish up with a discussion of risk factors and future challenges moving forward. i'd like to share a personal reflection first formalized several years ago, i found myself the district medical officer of malawi. i had done my family medicine training in california, i served in the national health service corps and felt a calling for working overseas in global held. i worked in a hospital where i was the only doctor serving a district with about 12 other peripheral clinics and what i saw was in 1986, was the year the immunization in africa. it was a year where who and unicef got together and formed a coalition to improve immunization coverage among children of africa because it was abysmally low and we had this influx of resources and what i saw was this added support, was an injection of enthusiasm from the h
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
of saddam hussein has not made america safer. it was an inconvenient truth, he was mercilessly attacked by the media, the democrats, the republicans, but he toad up for that and time has proven that governor dean was right. flash forward to today, governor dean is still speaking in convenient truths and still getting attacked for them. the other day, lou dobbs called him a blood-sucking leftist who should be stopped by putting stake through his heart. so he must be doing something right. governor dean is filling a critical role in this health care debate. he's been unafraid to call out the health insurance companies for their lies indites portions. he's been unafraid to call out republicans and democrats for putting health insurance companies before the american people. he refused to sacrifice good policy in the name of bipartisanship or compromise. and he refuses to say that we should settle for anything when there's a good chance we can accomplish something that we can all be proud of. having written this joint project with governor dean, you know, i think both egor and i were struck
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of america's international peers. you see, the campaign so far is essentially wrapped into these principles. all the countries are the same around the world. the u.s. has life without parole. other countries do not. we are in violation of international norms. all countries are essentially the same. these are children. we are mean. and by the way, we are in violation of international treaties. all of which is demonstrably false, and we go through it page by page, chapter by chapter, in this report. in a highly footnoted report. and unlike reports of the other side, we traced back to original sources and tell you everything we consulted and every single footnote in our report. between 1980 and 2005, 43621 juveniles were arrested for murder in the united states. and the pictures just as bleak with respect to rape, 109,563. robbery, 818,278. and aggravated assault, 1,240,199. that is uncontroverted. yet when you compare the statistics with us against the rest of the world, you see that we dwarf western europe and the rest of the world in terms of our crime statistics. we have a big problem. we
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., august 6 2009. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kristen gillibrand , a senator from the state of new york, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. reid: madam president? the presiding officer: mr. majority leader. mr. reid: following leader remarks if any, there will be a period of morning business until 10:00 a.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. it is my understanding the distinguished senator from iowa wishes to speak on a sad note in his life. if he needs more than ten minutes, i would ask consent that be the case. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: at 10:00 the senate will resume consideration of the nomination of sonia sotomayor to be associate justic
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 12:00pm EDT
provisions there. [applause] >> and as i said with regard to the war in iraq, i believe america is making a great mistake by becoming the military protector of the whole world. [applause] >> i think we could substantially reduce -- we could substantially reduce military spending. i just sided with the president killing the f-22 a wonderful weapon that was aimed of defeating the soviet union in the war. i will go further -- the fact that the kurds and the arabs in the northern part of iraq are mad at us is no reason to spend an additional tens of billions of dollars to referee that fight and reducing cold war weapons and cutting back -- i don't understand why a wealthy european nation allies have to have military budgets one-quarter of ours as a percentage. why they can't do more themselves. and that would generate enough money. i will say this, if we hadn't gone to the war in iraq, which i thought was a terrible mistake and voted against, we would have had more than enough to pay for healthcare. [applause] >> i was wondering, can you pledge to all of us here tonight that if a new governme
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
on improving student performance hosted by the testing company act and america's choice, this is just under three hours we have experienced some audio difficulties during this event. >> rigorous standards and assessments. i am pleased to learn about the readiness program you are developing with act one of the national leaders in developing comprehensive test for college readiness your prague -- program as the movement sweeping the country to develop college and career ready standards and assessments for all students. i see many heroes top superintendent's gathered here today with alsonvited many innovative for thinkers from the nonprofit and business worlas well. thank you to all of your hard work because our students need it and so does our country on tuesday released a study comparing students innited states to children around phe rld. some results were frankly distbing compared to their pes in other countries our students are stagnating. they have not made gains in science and reading. in fact, the eighth grader stores the scores lag bind appears that original bridges abated in the year
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 9:00am EDT
to say a few words about your involvement? for those of you who don't know, phil is the fellow at america's choice and has been involved in the development of standards for a very, very long time. >> it might be interesting to understand how evidence was used to construct the standards in mathematics, at least the ones i know, and it counts for ways in which these standards do look different from typical state standards. in the big picture, tim's warned us that we have a bad habit of having a curriculum that's a mile wide and an inch deep. act's curriculum survey that you heard a little bit about yesterday, was very useful, and i must say, act had more data and evidence that we could use than any other single source. they really do have a research base that's -- that i recommend to any state to use. but there, the college faculty were pretty clear, if you look at what they thought was important, they wanted deeper understanding and more robust proficiency with the fundamental ideas of advanced mathematics. they did not want -- they were clear about this too, coverage of loss of advanced t
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2009 8:30am EDT
leaders and pro-life worriers could not take a break while america is in such desperate need of health care. we support health-care for all americans. indeed, we want to make sure that they have the best, that each of us has the best health-care possible, and that includes our tiniest, our weakest, our in firm and our elderly. therefore, you will hear from several of us today, not raising argumentative voices, but raising voices of hope. my uncle, dr. martin luther king jr. once said that he had a dream, that all americans would serve the beloved community. he wanted protestants and catholics and gentiles and jews to join together in an age old spiritual, free at last. we are here today to inside republicans and democrats alike to joined the choir. let's surf america, from the youngest to the most mature with good health care. we have some speakers who are going to speak to you briefly today because we thank you for coming and we know your time is very important, so we have dr. donna harrison, mrs. garden and faster dean nelson, they will come to you first. dr. harrison. and pastor nel
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 12:00pm EDT
fascinating to me is that he was the chief biographer of america's greatest pacifist, a. j. muskie, was the first to train martin luther king in his nonviolence. is an interesting sort of stories about what goes on in america that most of us don't know anything about. and that is part of my argument that we actually have a trans-partisan reality underway, below the surface of our politics. what we are doing in this book, and there are copies out there if anybody, as long as a last you can just grab one and take it, we are making an analysis of how the country works. and our analysis begins by saying there is not a great divide in america. there is not a great divide between people on this site and people on that side. and we cite you as of election data that show that what we have in the country is a very strong framework of general agreement, on every single issue, with two teams, one at the scene and one at that income in arguing with one another. a structural problem is that those two teams happen to control of about 100% of the political apparatus. so for example, in voting, ro
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 9:00am EDT
that to be what america is, and in my opinion, we can afford better. what we have to do, i think, is extremely calmly accept the angst, accept the questions, deal with it. to me, the frustrating part is not the question. the frustrating part is the relatively small percentage of population, doesn't want a discussion. that's what's hard. we've guilty to have a discussion. -- got to have a discussion. that's what august is supposed to be about. we're trying, but that's really what it's about. >> do you want to add anything to that gail? >> i think what you are saying, lin and i have shared many panels and laugh that we can take each other's positions on some of these panels, we have had an ongoing, serious problem in health care. 15% of the population, without insurance coverage, and unsustainable spending, a couple of percentage points faster than the economy, and real problems with regard to clinical outcomes. everybody who knows anything about health care knows that that is something that you could have said this year, last year, five years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, the number might ha
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
dollars, 2.35 trillion if you count social ecurity in as well. the united states of america, in my mind, is now going bankrupt. we are beginning to look like argentina or something like that in terms of the level of public debt we are racking up here. a substantial portion of this national debt is due to the fact that we are bringing in very low-skilled voids, through both legal and illegal immigration, providing them with a vast array of government services they do not pay for, and basically piling up the debt on our children in order to pay for those services. thank you very much. >> thank you-robert. steve, did you have a question? >> i just have a quick point of clarification for robert and jim, who have studied the legislation itself. what you're saying is in effect is that they could have, if they had the public option or some new government program, whatever that is, they could have created a situation where you verify whether or not the person is eligible. some legal immigrants are not eligible because they haven't been here long enough. and illegals, their childrenning. but the
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2009 9:00am EDT
outcome date that -- data that is going to assist in making wise health care decisions for america. obviously, there have to be tempered concerns when it comes to the way comparative effectiveness research may collide with personalized medicine, because you would not want to lose the individual in this mix, but i believe there are ways to balance that. along with this area of science that may help health care reform would be farm cogenomics, and doing a better job of identifying what's the right drug at the right dose for the right time for the right person to reduce the number of adverse effects from the drugs. and along with that, there needs to be a focus on how to implement prevention in a truly effective way, that is going to both require good science, that will enable prevention to be more individualized, personalized medicine if you will, and also focuses on the behavioral aspects of that equation, and gives us a better sense of what is it that motivates people to actually receive this sort of information and then use it to their own benefit, by modifying health behaviors. h
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 9:00am EDT
these kids. one of the reasons we have partnered with aci, with america's choice, is is because of the intervention strategies that they have used for years and years and years, and that research has shown works. and it's clear to us, that if we want to achieve our mission as a company, which is to help all kids become college and career ready, when they graduate from high school, and in fact, succeed in college and career after they leave high school, we simply must intervene early, and we must focus on the kids who are falling off target as soon as they fall off target if we can. we also see the courses must be clear in high school about what's important. absolutely must focus on the essential knowledge and skills the kids really need to have in algebra2 and 1, and english 10. whatever the course is. let's be clear here. this absolutely at a course level must be aligned with college and career readiness and we also need to change our dialogue and our discussion. that the transition into high school is every bit as important as the transition out of high school. and we simply h
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
headquartered in d.c. as well as imagine america foundation, which is a nonprofit arm of cca, their foundation. and that my neck at the numbers exactly right into a kind of get the scale of what i'm talking about. and these have been presented by harris miller, the ceo of cca at different conferences. in t u.s., if youre an hca or heating and air-conditioning worker, you are still the only through on the job. your average salaries going to be about $20000 a year, probably paid hourly. if you get an hca certification, your average income will jump to $54000. that is pretty dramatic. so how do you make that accessible to somebody, whether it's o the job, on line or through a vo-tech school? you've got to give them the opportunity do it, and about the schools are half on line, half in person as you mention what it is a blended learning environment. another example. there is a lot of out of work auto technicians, auto mechanics because alers have closed-end, factories have closed. there is one company, uti, that trained mechanics and autobody workers both on line and in person on the premium cars
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
that this is a recession is impacting rural america very, very severely and we cannot forget about rural america. mr. president, right now, at this moment, dairy farmers across the country are suffering from the lowest milk prices in four decades. and the last year, the price that farmers received for their milk has plummeted 41% -- 41%. the presiding officer: the accept's one minute has expired. mr. sanders: i ask for support on this amendment. a senator: i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be one. the clerk will call the roll. vote: vote: the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or change their vote? on this vote, the yeas are 60, the nays are 37. three-fifths of the senators duly chosen and sworn rn, having voted in the affirmative, the motion is agreed to. the point of order is rendered moot. the question is on the amendment. mr. reid: we can't hear. the presiding officer: without objection, the amendment is disagreed to. mr. reid: we can't hear what you're saying. the presiding officer: the senate
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Aug 26, 2009 9:00am EDT
that we have in the united states with our buy america. but it's easy to pick on the united states. we're a big target, we have broad shoulders, there's received you'll kind of anti-americanism that runs through this, it's a nice thing to kick the americans in the shins a couple of times. it is beyond me why we don't kickback, but you know, let's face is it, we're all sinners in this game. the europeans have some of the same buy national in their european provision an we should ke some of this with grains of salt. >> first comment would be that it's a good starting point for assessing u.s. current trade policies, ahinese prope everybody. many a false step is taken by standing still, and timing is very important and -- in this very dynamic world and my second comment is to agree with chad and others. the fta's with canada and others i think are going to make much more urgent that we decide which way we're going to go, particularly on the korean agreement, even the panama agreement. where is caterpillar here? several billion dollars of building a cal and caterpillar's main competitor for
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Aug 27, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of that conflict they believe america walked away from afghanistan. and there is quite a bit of evidence to support their view of what occurred in the late 1980s, early '90s. they are very weary of that occurring again. our pakistani friends across the border have the same outlook. so we are working against a strategy that our adversary has now that simply says the americans are going to leave, international community is going to lead, and we the taliban are going to be here when the west leaves, when the americans leave. and you're going to have to deal with us. that is a tremendously powerful outlook and a tremendously compelling argument for the taliban to make. we have to think through clearly how we can defeat that strategy. agonies of central winning and investing and enduring as my friend ashley likes to talk about with our overall effort in afghanistan. the second challenge, unity of effort. this one is a bit more prosaic but it is no less import which is how do we get all of these organizations to work together, not simply in kabul which will be important, but out in the district and the v
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Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. this is a good represent take of what's happening across america to help seniors. i know before coming here, we talked about your name. and that intentionally included wellness in your name. cause i was -- you can't reform to this as the senior center, it's theenior wellness center, by doin that you have called out yourocus on wellness and health. and what's wonderful for me today is to tell you that not only do i understd that but the leadership at the top understands that as well. president obama understands the importance of wellness and health. and so it's wonderful to have her come with us today to talk to you about what they are working on in terms of promoting health and wellness for seniors. i've known the secretaries for a long time. the administration in april, she was the governor in kansas for six years. we started to know each other years ago. when she was the commercial of reinsurance, she always focused on seniors within conmers, and health. she comes to this position with a long background ofhat it takes to keeps senior hlthy. please help us welcome her today. >> thank you. than
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Aug 4, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >> public money, i'm sure. >> my taxes? >> how is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service, a private business initiative. no government mandate, no government money. >> the state department refused to comment today on news that former president bill clinton is in north korea to negotiate the release of two journalists held there. the state department did comment on reports concerning three americans allegedly detained by iranian authorities while hiking in that country. spokesman robert woods speaks with reporters for about 10 minutes. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> we'll keep you abreast of her schedule as we go forward. there isn't anything on the schedule this evening in nairobi. as i said we'll keep you posted. one other -- second item i want to give you an update on the bangkok crash and our thoughts are with those who were injured. our embassy in bangkok with working with thai hospitals to confirm that no americans were among the injured. so we'll keep you abreast of that as we go forward. last item, i'd like to give you an update on the detained
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Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
company acp and the education consulting firm america's choice posts this 90 minute event. >> [no audio] >> [no audio] >> [no audio] >> and we were in the cafÉ couple of weeks ago as you heard yesterday. and linda lewis the works with us, we were talking about changes. she just noticed that i the paper that morning was another wonderful quote. it said, it was a cartoon and it says i'm all for change, asong as it doesn't affect the status quo. [laughter] >> and unfortunately, we know that's where many, many of the people, the wonderful teachers and school leaders and others that we work with our. because they are so focused on the great things that i have been able to do. and they are truly great. and sometimes it's a little bit difficult to open your and say, what else do we need to d as we talked about yesterday, we understand the world is moving so fast, and the education of our kid is just about to catch up so they will be able to compete with their peers around the world. and so without doubt, we kw that change has to take place. now this morning we will talk a little bit more abou
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Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
have to spend, shopping online can help save. doing it with bank of america can help save a lot more. up to 20% cash back from over 300 online retailers with our add it up program. just sign up and use your bank of america debit or credit card when you shop online. it's one of the many ways we make saving money in tough times a whole lot easier. >> college football head coaches are lightning rods for criticism. at notre dame charlie weis is 28 and 21 in his first 4 years. the 15 losses are most in any 2 season span if school history. the irish are 1 and 14 against teams that finish the season with a winning record. under that backdrop notre dame opens camp tomorrow and weis held court with the media today. >> if clausen struggles what is your level of confidence in chris? >> that's kind of a subjective way to get going. we are presuming the starting quarterback will be bad right off the bat. [laughing]. what a way to go. >> i have him winning the heisman trophy. >> i have a lot of confidence that dane with run our offense since i have been here this is the most encouraging depth char
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Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
-existing condition becomes a thing of the past. we are america's health insurance companies supporting bipartisan reform. >> what we strip rate of 13 billion-dollar insurance company profit? the $119 million cbo pay, and less denials and copays and premiums and it was between you and your doctor? that is the president's plan to keep your coverage or choose including a public health insurance option to lower costs and keep insurance companies on is. tell congress to support reform now it is your health. it should be your choice. >> in the event on retirement issues and social security obama's national director lawrence summers hosted by the social security minister edition of retirement and disability policy is 45 minutes. >> good afternoon it is my great privilege to local larry summers to this year retirement consortium which in its history has become the premier gathering of researchers and policy makers interested in the core questions it is a great honor to have larry with us. he is of course, one of the most distinguished economist and economic policy makers in the world. he currently serves
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Aug 20, 2009 12:00pm EDT
geriatrician for every 8000 people, over age 65 in america. why did this happen? how has this happened? doctors didn't create this problem. bad public policy created this problem. perverse payment incentives have undermined primary-care medicine, have promoted specialization and technology over face-to-face interactions between doctors and patients and families. all insurance systems for medicaid to manage your have undervalued doctors like me for decades now, devalued our time, our cognitive conferencing and consensus building skills, rewarded us only for the wrong things. another trip to the er. another round of antibiotics. another course of chemotherapy. we need to take the time to restore a system where the primary care doctor patient relationship has meaning and value again. peoples family want and need someone to trust, someone to advocate for them, who will go to bat for them, who will tell them the truth. who will talk to them in the most difficult times, educate them and offer options. and study after study has shown that the health care provided by primary care doctors, restoring th
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Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
with either the works, meaty, or pepperoni for just $9.99 for a medium. pizza hut. now you can order america's favorite pizza on your iphone. >> tebow looks the throw the ball deep down the field. he makes the catch. touchdown, touchdown, oh, my! >> 66-yard bomb. >> runs the ball straight ahead. touchdown! >> a beautiful run by tebow. >> ah, yes, less than a month to go before collegiate fans can don their foam fingers, body paint and signs explaining why your team is not as good as theirs, of course, it's written less nice than that. here to help stoke the flames of the collegiate season, joe schad, espn college football reporter. and joe, let us start with the s.e.c. and florida. they are the overriding favorites. unlike alabama, however, they did suffer a division loss last year before they went to the bowl game, before they went to the s.e.c. championship game. that was ole miss. so who is going to challenge urban meyer's thundering squad, that hard, ready-to-roll squad this season? >> certainly nobody expected last season that it would be ole miss that actually upset them, so going into
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Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
in the harvesting of crops in china could impose enormous consequences on mugabe each in america and we have seen that with our pharmaceuticals are dependent on food flowing from other places one-third of all apple juice products in this country come from china. we have to be aware that we are no longer ruutu in the local environment but they can come from other places. we did not learn this list year it -- of this year with this wind blew we will never learned advancements in technology has made us more dependent and we heard this from episodes we're more dependent on advanced computer systems thereby increasing vulnerability with breakdown in the energy system transportation infrastructure and communications system by one to point* out a power failure occurred due to launch three and a high which interrupted the power supply outside of the band so the failure to maintain power system all-out to problems in the entire northeast. more and more of our public life is a round of global systems a small breakdown of one component could have serious and widespread consequences on the nation and this is
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Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, other areas inhe world, africa, south africa, south america, some places where they don't have access to health care. the idea is to identify active hybrid of h1n1 confirmed infected individuals that have the dr genotyp that is done and we've select from hybrid that could be used in genetically diverse populations as in this population here or anywhere else around the world. so this just a little bit of work we did in the mouse, and the v@ccine, the standard ccine is given without adjutant. out of my much beloved talking about that but they stimulate the immune system and they will be used in this country is and other countries with the swine flu. there are vaccine trials that are planned at this poin but typically the flu virus is, as you heard earlier, iis just grown in chicken eggs. it is chemically activated and that is what is used as a vaccine. there is no stimulating, nothg added to it. what i shall here is how it if i give one does. and this is a mouse. give one doesf the protein ly to the mouse, this is looking at the t cell response here, you get a very low t-cell response t
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Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
they will recommend policies to keep america safe and to conform to american values. nevertheless, i want to offer a few words of advice from a former country prosecutor. although, i continue to believe that the closure of the detention facilities of guantanamo will keep and help restore our country's reputation and moral standing around the globe, i'm concerned that time is running out for meeting the president's deadline. with a little more than five months to go the lack of details on how guantanamo should be closed, where detainees will be transferred, what to protect the communities. the costs associated with the closure decision and the range of related considerations is frankly disturbing. a detailed plan should be proposed as soon as possible. to maintain congressional suppt for the closure decision this forthcoming plan should safeguard america and be able to be implemented in the little time that's left. with regard to detainees who cannot be prosecuted but also cannot be allowed t return to the battlefield, the administration should, one, clarify the president's authority to detain thes
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Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
is still there, and many the other areas we have moved a little bit into south america. dr. jeffrey demrest is our south merge expert. we have mr. scott henderson looking closely at chinese hackers, rob kurtz looks at europe, and we have a u.s.-mexican border team, so we really have kind of spread out an awful lot over the past couple years. some things haven't changed out at fort leavenworth, wetill have a lot of prisons -- [laughter] and you'll know you're near fort leavenworth if you go to the kansas city airport and you see the t-shirt that says leavenworth penitentiary, a gated community. [laughter] you know you're in the area. well, what i would like to discuss today is some of the consequences, aually, of the georgian/russian conflict of august 2008 from an information technology and, perhaps, cognitive point of view. i'm also prepared if anybody has questions about chinese information warfare techniques, tactics, whatever to answer those questions as well. interestingly enough, there seems to be very little confrontation between the russians and the chinese in the information area w
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Aug 24, 2009 5:00pm EDT
talk about school integration and the whole push for brown, magnet schools in america educate less than 1% of the children and what did we say? we need to increase the magnet school program wally hger fix public schools. gwinnett came into the marketplace to bring in quality teachers they didn't reach more than 1% of the children at one time. what did we say? we need to increase more teachers through tfa wally herger fix the school system. even with charter schools, they are not educating more than 1% of the student population and what we say is let's expand the 1% at the same time increase the charter market but it is interesting, when we only deal with 1% of your schools lead to an about-face and say what about the other 99%, very interesting i think it is the le of reasoning going in the wrong direction. we see ourselves appointing charters. >> okay, great. ssan, what you are in ohio, the legislature created the eveland voucher program, the charter school program moved dramatically. badly the case went to the supreme court with your name on it but you have indicated that you think pe
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Aug 3, 2009 8:30am EDT
is c-span funded? america's cable companies created c-span as a public service. a private business initiative, no government mandate, no government money. >> and we return now to the international convention examining the future exploration of mars. you will hear from a nasa scientist on his research studding mars like environment. is joined by the director of aerojet space expiration division who talks about his vision for a one way mission to the red planet. this is about an hour and a half. >> dr. chris mckay, he isn't astrobiologist at nasa ames. chris has an analog work all over the world, antarctica, siberia, and the canadian arctic. of course, he has been active, you know, at the research station. they have big supporter of the mars desert research station, as from the space project which get students to him drs and other places to learn what it will be like to live on mars. he also has worked on many other projects, as coinvestigator of titan, organs, probe, and the mars phoenix lander as well as the msl mission coming up in 2011. he is also on the 2004 the exception battle
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Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of america. i welcome you all year. i thank dina, i am not going to repeat anything of what the two of them have said. i am just going to say i will explain to the panel who we are and why we were formed. i am coptic man, i have been in the coptic movement for many years, we organize it, we have done a wonderful job in fighting for human-rights and for christians in egypt. we went to the congress obama talked about the coptss in egypt, now is the time to talk about egypt. i think this has to do with everybody in this coalition. we are going to continue to fight for human-rights, but we have to look at our country, we have to see what is going on in egypt. egypt, after 52 years revolution, in a state, we have cholera, sewer water in the drinking water, human rights abuses, abusing everybody. the u.s. constitution is completely outdated. it gives the president so much power that people in egypt, they can't govern themselves, they need -- guardian for them. i think the middle east, first thing, what is going on in egypt right now that mr. mubarak is late in his age, the middle east itself, sho
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Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
next panelist really requires no introduction. juan williams is one of america's leading journalist. he serves as the news analyst for npr, a contributing political analyst for the fox news channel and is a regular panelist on fox news sunday. he has also appeared on numerous television programs including nightline, "washington week" in review, obreck, cnn's crossfire where he is frequently served as a cohost and capital gain sunday. the author of several notable books including the biography of thurgood marshall american revolutionary as well as the eyes on the prize, america's civil-rights years and enough. apropo our discussion today i should note he wrote a phenomenal forward to the new book on the voting rights act, voting rights and laws. he worked for "the washington post" tories service and editorial writer, ob they call nissen white house reporter. he has won an emmy. his articles have appeared in publications far too numerous to mention ranging from "newsweek" to a gentleman's quarterly. last but certainly not least we have quin hillyer. quin is a multiple award-winning journa
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Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
citizens. i want to acknowledge them. the lead form of our series, the bank of america, ably represented by a member of our board. and the boston capital institute, the boston foundation, those who draw attention to these forums, our media sponsors. we thank them, the boston globe which broadcasts the kennedy library forums on sunday evenings, and cable news. i would like you to join me in thanking them for doing such a great job in support of our series. [applause] we have a special privilege to sit in on a conversation as if we receding around the shriver dinner table. what we build here this evening, i hope, are eunice's children's perspective on her contributions to public life, to the lives of millions across the globe and to their own lives as well. to help facilitate that conversation, we are delighted to have professor mary and the london with us at the harvard law school. her legal scholarship in the area of human rights and comparative international law and bioethics received international recognition. she is a member of president bush's council on biosaffixed and received a 20
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Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the contingencies of the situation that america's courageous soldiers, civilians and contractors who support them confronted. this was true with respect to the number of personnel on the ground, the duration of the troop presence, and the hazards posed by the insurgency. while the original contract was to the essential services that kbr would perform, the specific requirements associated with those such as the location, the types of facilities that would be available, or those types of facilities that would have to be built at each camp and the availability of supplies and services were constantly in flux. does contractors were going to develop solutions to wartime logistical challenges on the ground and in real-time to support the 211,000 servicemembers at over 215 sites throughout the theater. in this volatile situation, the pace of paperwork trilled the pace of demand for services and is led to further challenge is for kbr and the governmental administrative teams. another inherent challenge relates to the expectation of acceptable quality and extent of documentation. in iraq and afghanistan t
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